Photographer Kishin Shinoyama’s perceptive insight and virtual disregard of social norms have made him both an admirable pursuer of avant-gardism and a target of conservative criticism.
This traveling exhibition, which debuted in Tokyo, is the first major retrospective of Kishin’s photography in Japan. Up until now, he had been refused such a comprehensive showing of his images.
“What is the power of photography?” is the underlying theme of this show, which brings together some of the most outstanding works from Shinoyama’s 50-year career; April 5-May 18.
Grand Front Osaka, Knowledge Capital, Event Lab.; 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka. Osaka Stn. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. ¥1,100. 06-6372-6434; www.kishin-osaka.jp